Global Best Practice Session - Game Change
Where: Houston, TX
When: April 14, 2011
April 14, 2011
8:00am - 3:30pm
Shell Oil – Houston, TX
Shell Woodcreek Complex, Conference Center – B Building
200 North Dairy AshfordHouston, TX
Competing for business in today's global marketplace is a fierce challenge. Understanding the changing forces in the both the workplace and marketplace at an early stage enables a global company to more effectively manage its overseas operations and sustain a competitive advantage.
In a global marketplace, the role of the Chief Diversity Officer moves to the forefront in building a cohesive workforce, supporting product innovation, sourcing the best suppliers, and building cultural competency. At the same time, diversity practitioners struggle with increasing demands for time, energy and budget, as well as the challenges of working within a global rather than a national framework.
- Global D&I Roadmap: As D&I initiatives and emphasize may vary from country to country how does the diversity practitioner deliver results while the bar keeps rising? What are leading indicators that allow the diversity leader to move the needle? How does one build initiatives which meet global demands without loosing focus on local demands? What are the new competencies a diversity leader needs to equip himself/herself within this fast changing global space?
- Supplier Diversity: How does the homogeneity of a population affect supplier diversity goals for multinational companies? What are the strategies and relationships one needs on a global level to increase competitive sourcing opportunities for underrepresented markets?
- Leadership development through the lens of cultural competency: How does one accept differences in leadership styles when viewing through a western lens? How does one translate cultural understandings or differences and make these parts of the corporate culture?
Engage in a dynamic roundtable discussion with your peers and colleagues from multinational companies regarding best practices for addressing these pressing issues.
8:00 - 9:00 am Registration and Breakfast
*9:00 - 9:15 am Opening Remarks
Carol Evans / CEO / Diversity Best Practices
John Sequeira / Senior Diversity Advisor, Global Diversity Inclusion Practice, Central HR / Shell Oil
9:15 - 9:40 am Introductions of all participants
9:40 - 10:00 am Leadership Development Through the Lens of Cultural Competency
How does one accept differences in leadership styles when these are non-consistent when viewing through the western lens? How does one translate cultural understandings or differences and make these part of the corporate culture?
Andrés Tapia / President / Diversity Best Practices
10:00 - 10:50 am Breakout discussions followed by a report out led by Andrés Tapia
10:50 - 11:10 am Break
11:10 - 11:30 am Global D&I Roadmap
How does one build initiative, which meet global demands without losing focus on local demands? What are the new competencies a diversity leader needs to equip himself/herself with in this fast changing global space?
Josefine van Zanten / Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion / Royal Dutch Shell
11:30 am - 12:20 pm Breakout discussions followed by a report out led by Andrés Tapia
12:20 - 1:20 pm Networking Luncheon
1:20 - 1:40 pm Global Supplier Diversity
Engage in a dynamic discussion around Global Supplier Diversity. Some diversity practitioners are challenged with a new frame work as their responsibilities shift from a national to a global platform. Successful US supplier diversity initiatives may prove to be not applicable overseas. What are the strategies and relationships one needs on a global level to increase competitive sourcing opportunities for underrepresented markets? How does the homogeneity of some country's populations affect supplier diversity goals for multinational companies? What metrics are being used to track supplier diversity in non US countries? Is supplier diversity relevant in all countries? What is new in this issue on a global level?
Brian Tippens, JD / Director, Global Supplier Diversity & Development / HP
1:40 - 2:30 pm Breakout discussions followed by a report out led by Andrés Tapia
2:30 - 3:00 pm Bringing it Together and Charting out Next Steps
*Agenda subject to change
Please contact Client Services Director, Meghan Donnelly, to register:
Hotel & Travel
Please mention Shell and receive a special rate!
Embassy Suites Houston - Shell Rate $199
11730 Katy Freeway
Omni Hotel - Shell Rate $157
13210 Katy Freeway
Houston, TX 77079
Hotels provide a shuttle service to the Shell location.